"Steve" <co.uk> wrote in message
Ok. Some odd questions for you.
When it was failing to create the tape drive, it was probably because all
of the old details were not successfully removed (been there, done that,
yay mscsi file). After you recreated it, even though it was listed as
device 0 in mkdev tape, does a /dev/nrStp1 exist?
The 'mscsi' file lists the disk-based devices that are attached to the
system (well, that's my understanding of it. Thought it was jsut SCSI, but
htere's 'wd' entries in there, IDE).
There is also a reference to installed devices under
/etc/conf/pack.d/Stp/space.h (in the section between "BEGIN SCO_STP
ENHANCEMENTS" (and "END ...").
Occasionally (reasons unknown to me, but i've "seen it happen") when
removing a device, the entries from each of these files does not get
removed. If the count of these details is incorrect, device hiccups occur.
If you've only got one tape drive (which I assume you do), then ensure that
both the '/etc/conf/cf.d/mscsi' and '/etc/conf/pack.d/Stp/space.h' have one
entry a piece for the tape device.
I'm reasonably certain this is covered in one of the TA's.. Just not sure
of the number ;)
Anyway, hope this helps some.